Formed in the late days of 1997, Frank's Heating and Welding is an experiment in dissonance. There really aren't any words that accurately describe them, but Frank's vocalist Ben Bellas explains them as follows: "Well...where I'm from, after you get a job all you have to look forward to is getting married, playing softball, and getting drunk. Sometimes all three in the same day. Being that we are not married, that leaves two options: we opted for the drinking for a couple of reasons. First, we had already been drinking and figured...'why stop now.' Second, the fact that we had been drinking put us in an aerobic state that wasn't conducive to playing softball. Not to mention that you need nine people to play softball...well I guess sometimes ten if you play with that left centerfield, right centerfield system. I never understood that. Anyway, instead we picked up our guitars in one hand, because the other had a drink in it, and we formed what has been referred to as 'a drunken two man novelty act' in the spirit of a softball team."
These days, the boys find themselves living separate, although still rather parallel, lives, in opposite segments of the country. Despite the distance between them, they still manage to put together wonderful sonnets of bastardized musical theory on an almost weekly basis. Neither one really knows where all the material comes from, but both seem to know where it's going. We like to think of ourselves as music's version of George "The Animal" Steele...ferociously talented, extremely misguided, and clearly not all there in the head.